Online Class Premier Host
Online live series (class recordings available*) with wine samples included
Includes all WSET study materials, a case of wine tasting samples selected by Jay Youmans MW (packed in small screwcap bottles), 5 online sessions guided by a CWS instructor, the examination, and mailing of certificates of achievement to addresses in the US.
This 5-class course will be taught on Zoom on the following Thursday evenings from 6:30pm – 9:30pm: March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 with the online, remotely invigilated exam on Saturday, April 20 at 10:00am.
Students who enroll in the course will pick up their study materials and wine samples at the Capital Wine School on March 11 between 12:00pm – 5:00pm. *Please scroll down to Additional Information for important details regarding wine sample and study materials pick ups.
The aim of the course is to focus on the key grape varieties and regions of the world. While the course provides an overview of the wines and of the world, including main wine grapes and regions, it also covers factors affecting wine quality and style, grape growing, and basic winemaking practices. The course emphasizes tasting assessment and the skills required to describe the aromas and tastes of wine. It helps to develop fundamental tasting and assessment skills. During each class session, students will taste 4-6 wines. The exam takes 1 hour and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. Those who pass the exam receive the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines, an internationally recognized credential in the wine industry.
17 Guided Learning Hours (including one hour for the examination) and 11 hours’ private study.
Wine sample/study guide pickps: Please make a note of the wine sample/study guide pickup date mentioned in the schedule above, as it will not appear on your registration confirmation. We cannot accommodate requests for wine sample pickups in advance of the date/times mentioned above. Students who are unable to come to the school to pick up their wine samples and study guide may have their materials shipped to them for an additional shipping fee – please email email@example.com for more information. Requests for shipping must be received on or before March 6; we will be unable to accommodate shipping requests after this time. Finally, wine samples for those who request and pay for shipping will ship to arrive on or around the day of the first scheduled class, and we cannot accommodate requests for earlier arrival, nor can we guarantee a delivery date.
Invitation to join course: Zoom invitations will be emailed the day before or the morning of the first class.
*The Capital Wine School makes every effort to record each class and to make the recorded session available to participating students for up to one week after the scheduled class. While we have been able to successfully record these sessions for the vast majority of our classes, occasionally a technical glitch or human error will result in a failure to record some or all of a class. The Capital Wine School will not offer refunds or other concessions for classes that a student is unable to attend live, and for which a recorded session is unavailable due to an unexpected error. It is for this reason that we strongly encourage students to try to attend the live, online class session(s) as scheduled whenever possible.
For detailed information about the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines, please click here to download a PDF of the WSET’s Specifications.
EXAM INFORMATION (The exam takes one hour to complete)
The exam is online and remotely-invigilated
Registrants should access the “RI-Candidate Information” document in the FAQ section of the website under “Can I Take My WSET Exam Online” to determine if this method of exam delivery is right for you.